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Pope Canonizes First Saints from Holy Land since Early Christianity

posted on May 18, 2015

For the Associated Press, Nicole Winfield reports that Pope Francis canonized two Palestinian nuns on Sunday. “Sisters Mariam Bawardy and Marie Alphonsine Ghattas were among four nuns who were made saints Sunday at a Mass in a sun-soaked St. Peter’s Square,” Winfield writes. “Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and an estimated 2,000 pilgrims from the region, some waving Palestinian flags, were on hand for the canonization of the first saints from the Holy Land since the early years of Christianity.”

Read at Associated Press